Thomas M. Seger

Partner

Cleveland
T 216.861.7413  |  F 216.696.0740

Tom Seger is a full-service employee relations lawyer who negotiates collective bargaining agreements, handles union organizational drives, develops Affirmative Action Programs and litigates NLRB, employment discrimination, Boys Markets injunction, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims, covenants not to compete, and labor arbitration cases.

Tom is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Employment Law – Management and Labor Law – Management.

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  • Has extensive experience with compliance with Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP) requirements promulgated by the Department of Labor. Prepares affirmative action plans and counsels organizations through OFCCP compliance audits, addressing issues including adverse impact testing of hiring, promotion and termination data, and compliance with OFCCP compensation-related requirements.
  • Handled union organizational drives in newspaper, television, intermodal transportation, ambulance service industries, and in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Handled 25-day NLRB trial concerning stevedoring industry in Toledo.
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Experience

  • Has extensive experience with compliance with Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP) requirements promulgated by the Department of Labor. Prepares affirmative action plans and counsels organizations through OFCCP compliance audits, addressing issues including adverse impact testing of hiring, promotion and termination data, and compliance with OFCCP compensation-related requirements.
  • Handled collective bargaining negotiations in innumerable industries, and protestations for private and public sector employers. 
  • Handled union organizational drives in newspaper, television, intermodal transportation, ambulance service industries, and in hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements and tried arbitrations involving subcontracting, plant closure and relocation, and other issues in manufacturing and service industry sectors of the economy.
  • Handled 25-day NLRB trial concerning stevedoring industry in Toledo.

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2014 to 2015)
    • Cleveland: Employment Law - Management
    • Cleveland: Labor Law - Management
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Community

  • Beech Brook: Board of Directors

Services

Prior Positions

  • The Hangar: Board of Trustees
  • BakerHostetler Cleveland office: Hiring Committee, Chairman

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1987
  • Ohio, 1972

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1972
  • B.A., Miami University, 1968, magna cum laude, general honors